Organizing Your Home with SORT and SUCCEED by Darla DeMorrow, CPO
Five Simple Steps to Stop Clutter Before It Starts, Save Money and Simplify Your Life
Are you a clutter bug? Ask yourself and ponder on the statements below:
The Wishful DIY-er will use the tools and steps of this system to finally git’erdone.
The Successful Overachiever will learn how to fit an organizing project into the day.
The Chronic Procrastinator will finally get started.
The Scattered Chaotic will finally learn how to stay on track through one organizing
project after another.
The Busy Entrepreneur will learn how to be more profitable through better organization.
TABLE OF CONTENTS INCLUDE:
Chapter 1 CURE YOUR CLUTTER TROUBLES
WHAT ORGANIZING CAN HELP YOU ACCOMPLISH
WHO SORT AND SUCCEED IS FOR
WHO SORT AND SUCCEED IS NOT FOR
Chapter 2 ORGANIZING AND THE BRAIN
WHAT IS AN ORGANIZING SYSTEM?
WHAT IS AN ORGANIZING PROJECT?
Chapter 3 WHAT IS THE SORT AND SUCCEED SYSTEM?
START WITH A WRITTEN GOAL – STEP 1
ORGANIZE INTO GROUPS – STEP 2
REDUCE, RELEASE, RESET – STEP 3
TWEAK AND ENHANCE – STEP 4
SUCCEED AND CELEBRATE – STEP 5
Chapter 4 “I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START”
COMPLETE HOME ORGANIZING PROJECTS IN THIS ORDER
WHEN AND WHY TO CHANGE THE ORDER
Chapter 5 AVOID COMMON ORGANIZING TRAPS
TAKING IT TOO SERIOUSLY
DROWNING IN EMOTIONS
GETTING OVER IT BY GETTING OVER IT
DOING TOO MUCH
MAKING THE WRONG DECISION
DISCONNECTING FROM YOUR GOAL
DISRESPECTING YOUR BODY’S MESSAGES
Chapter 6 MAKE LASTING CHANGES
DAILY ORGANIZING HABITS
THE 80/20 RULE
TWEAK AND FIDDLE
OUTSMART THE STUFF
ONE IN—ONE OUT
Chapter 7 CLUTTER IS NORMAL—BE WEIRD
This book reminds me of a book called: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing By Marie Kondō
The Hopelessly Overwhelmed will learn how and when to get help in person, so you don’t have to go it alone.
The Cluttered Executive will appreciate the five-step plan that lays out what to expect a professional organizer to do for them when they hire one. Do you want to know how to work the Sort and Succeed way to organizing? Here it is:
- Start with a written goal
- Organize by group
- Reduce, release, reset
- Tweak and enhance
- Succeed and Celebrate
I use to be a hoarder, I had a great job, money left over at the end of the month and when the recession hit in 2008, my life changed. I was being challenged in jobs, careers, and enrolling in college. Now that it is 2018 I will have to post about my true story.
@ Jackie Paulson 1/24/2018